Prerequisite: prior knowledge of Chinese:
- Successful completion of Language Centre Chinese 5 equivalent module
- A B1+level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference)
- two year or more of intensive study or work in the native speaking countries
- A good A level or equivalent
- To develop linguistic competence in accomplishing a broad range of complex and non-routine tasks across a wide and often unpredictable variety of business contexts;
- To increase intercultural and social awareness essential to practical communication in doing business in/with the Chinese community of the world.
- To learn to reflect their own strengths, weaknesses and strategies in language learning.
This 30 CREDIT module is also available for 24 CREDITS.
Teaching and learning:
One weekly session for 21 weeks, organised as:
- One weekly two-hour face-to-face class delivered on campus
- Some independent study will also be set
Students will take part in an online exchange with a university in China.
If health & safety restrictions are required, teaching may move online.
Students are reminded that 1 credit = 10 hours of study, therefore for a 30 credit module, the minimum expected amount of study is 300 hours, which averages over 10 hours per week. A substantial amount of independent study is therefore required. Students can make use of Moodle to facilitate this.
Term 1: interim test (10%)
Term 2: LL313 - reading coursework (30%); LL318- reading coursework (15%) + culture (15%)
Term 3: writing (30%) + speaking (30%)
- Business Chinese for Success: 2nd Edition, Fangyuan Yuan, Peking University Press, 2014 (core).
- The Advanced Chinese Multimedia Course. Kunshan Carolyn Lee, Routledge, 2014.
This module will focus on improving the following:
- further developing communicative competence of Chinese to a higher level
- improving fluency and accuracy in both oral and written performances in business-related settings.
- using Chinese to solve problems possibly encountered in business cases
- developing more advanced reading and writing techniques (simplified Chinese characters will be taught and assessed)
- gaining more insights into Chinese Business world
Successful completion of Chinese 6 qualifies students to progress to Chinese for Translation and Cultural Communication.
On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:
Communicate orally in Chinese with developed accuracy and fluency in a range of predictable and unpredictable business contexts.
Gather information from authentic texts on a variety of informal and formal/technical/business genres.
Use their enhanced knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, syntax and register to produce formal business letter and reasonably long reports.
- Increase intercultural knowledge and understanding of the business world in the Chinese-speaking community.
By the end of the module, students should be able to achieve B2+/C1 standard of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference).
- Sustainability and International Relations
- Globalisation and Localisation
- Goods Delivery and Payment
- Marketing and Advertisement
- Sales and Service
- Enterprise Management and Business Culture
- Various grammar structures
- Complex and compound sentences
- Formal business vocabulary and terminology
- Set phrases and collocations
Subject-specific and transferable skills
- Written and spoken communication
- Strategies for understanding gist and specific information
- Intercultural Awareness, Professionalism, Digital Literacy, Teamwork, Problem-solving, Critical thinking
Can count towards the Warwick Award